As Colorado River Basin states prove unable to reach a consensus in reducing their water consumption, the U.S. Department of the Interior is investigating an option that defies the Law of the River.
Jane Palmer is a freelance writer for Eos who came on board in March 2019 when she wrote a feature on efforts to mitigate glacial lake outburst floods in the Peruvian Andes. A freelance science journalist since 2013, she writes for a diverse range of outlets including Nature, Science, Proto Magazine, and Mosaic Science. She typically covers natural hazards and the impacts of climate change on public health and likes to write about the impacts of science on society. Before becoming a journalist, Palmer was a scientist and has worked as a computational modeler at a biotechnology company and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratories in Golden, Colo. She has a B.Sc. in cognitive science and a Ph.D. in computational molecular modeling from the University of Sheffield in England.
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